We’re entering Snake bite season

Snake Bite

Snake Bite Season

Can you find the snake fast enough?

Can you find the snake?

ABOUT 3,000 PEOPLE MISS IT EVERY YEAR – Be prepared for Snake Bite Season


Be Prepared for the Unexpected and Save Lives

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  1. When going out for adventures, prefer to bring a friend with you
  2. Wear boots and long pants for extra protection
  3. Stay on trails when hiking, away from underbrush and tall weeds
  4. Do not touch or disturb a snake, even if it appears dead
  5. Always look for concealed snakes before picking up rocks, sticks or firewood
  6. Teach children to respect snakes and to leave

Have a Snake Bite First Aid Kit with you

  1. Immobilise the affected limb
  2. Keep the victim calm and stationary – minimise heart rate and stop all physical activity
  3. Keep the affected extremity below heart level until you can be transported to a medical facility
  4. Get immediate medical attention to the nearest hospital that can deliver Tetanus Toxoid, anti-venom and emergency care

Do NOT suck the wound
Do NOT cut the wound open
Do NOT tie ligatures around the wound
Do NOT burn the wound
Do NOT apply herbal pastes, creams or ice over the wound
Do NOT use a tourniquet or constricting band
Do NOT try to cut or slice the bite site
Do NOT try to get the snake to bring it with you

Watch the video to learn how to apply a snake bite bandage. Restricting movement is crucial.
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For more information and to see a list of Australia most venomous snakes check out https://aerohealthcare.com/2022-snake-bite-awareness/